The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) released the 2016 Division III All-Region Teams on November 10th and six student-athletes from the North Coast Athletic Conference were named to the Great Lakes Region Team.
Three of the players selected were first-team honorees in the Great Lakes Region, including Ohio Wesleyan junior outside hitter Iris Anderson (Elk Grove, CA/Christian Brother), Wittenberg freshman middle blocker Aubrey Cox (Tips City, OH/Tippecanoe) and Wittenberg junior outside hitter Maddie Fischer (Minerva, OH/Minverva). Cox was also tabbed as the Great Lakes Region's Freshman of the Year.
In addiiton, Hiram senior outside hitter Marissa Jay (Parma, OH/Padua Franciscan), DePauw senior libero Rachael Lenderman (Hinsdale, IL/Hinsdale Central), Wittenberg sophomore setter Karen Wildemann (Columbus, IN/North) and DePauw senior middle hitter Elisabeth Wilson (Carterville, IL/Carterville) were all honorable-mention selections in the Great Lakes region.
The AVCA, with its headquarters in Lexington, Ky., is managed by Associations International. The mission of the AVCA is to advance the sport of volleyball with AVCA coaches at the epicenter of leadership, advocacy and professional development. With a membership of over 6,400 and counting, the AVCA provides a professional network for those individuals and companies dedicated to enhancing and promoting the sport. Members include collegiate, high school, club, youth and Olympic coaches, as well as volleyball club directors. The AVCA provides education to volleyball coaches, recognition of elite players and coaches, promotion of volleyball competitions throughout the world, and networking opportunities for volleyball products and services providers. Further information is available at www.avca.org.
|Marissa Jay||Rachael Lenderman||Karen Wildemann||Elisabeth Wilson|